Interest free loans on musical instruments for 25 year olds and under.
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Interest free loans on musical instruments for 25 year olds and under.

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Found 27th May 2014
Take it away aims to make musical instruments more accessible to children and young people by providing interest-free loans of up to £5,000. Find out how it works and what you can buy below.

If you're 18-25 you can take the loan out yourself. If you're under 18 then you need a parent/guardian to take the loan out on your behalf.

I know it can be hard to give kids the best start in life and learning a musical instruments can help with learning/cognitive abilities so I hope this can help some of you out!!

There is a wide variety of retailers all over the country you can search through the website.

Just to let you know this is funded by Arts Council England/National Lottery - so there isn't anyone skimming a profit off the top/bumping up prices first!

9 Comments

What a great idea

pushkin2000

What a great idea



Yes, I agree - I wasn't aware of this.

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Sophiasky

Yes, I agree - I wasn't aware of this.



I thought it was too... I'm surprised this hasn't gone hotter. I must have posted at the wrong time of day I guess!

My parent's saved to buy me a euphonium when I left school and had to hand my school issue one back. I still love music and would not be the person I am now without it! I think this is a fantastic idea to encourage music amongst young adults and their families.

cunninghamster

I thought it was too... I'm surprised this hasn't gone hotter. I must … I thought it was too... I'm surprised this hasn't gone hotter. I must have posted at the wrong time of day I guess!



Possibly because it's not really 'a deal'. it's an interest free loan to pay the full price in a music store that may be charging more than some other retailer selling via the internet. As ever, the need to shop about could be imperative.

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FleetFanatic

Possibly because it's not really 'a deal'. it's an interest free loan to … Possibly because it's not really 'a deal'. it's an interest free loan to pay the full price in a music store that may be charging more than some other retailer selling via the internet. As ever, the need to shop about could be imperative.



It's a good job you're not tied to one retailer then - the competition is still there. I found out about this through Academy of Sound in Stoke - They have just changed all their prices to match internet prices - To the extent that I was searching for the same guitars online and could not find them cheaper.

I don't know about you but I'd be happy to pay a little more than internet prices - because unlike electronics (PC World etc) local music shops actually know what they're talking about and that advice can be invaluable! I also find being able to hear the instruments in person when buying helps as well... You need to get a feel for the thing.

All I want to do in posting this is help put musical instruments into kids hands. Surely that's a good thing? I don't understand why people are voting cold - The 0% balance transfer deals on credit cards get so much heat - why not this?!

I've not voted either way. Because interest free or not, it's the actual price of an item that makes me decide.

Why was this expired..?

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I've no idea!
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